New lease of life for video store as GPs move in

The Queensland Times - - NEWS | BETTER BUSINESS -

A POP­U­LAR Ip­swich doc­tor’s surgery has snapped at an op­por­tu­nity for ex­pan­sion less than a kilo­me­tre down the road.

The re­cent clo­sure of Net­work Video at Booval has opened the door for the Sta­tion Rd Med­i­cal Cen­tre to cre­ate a much larger home, with in­creased ser­vices and more car parks for its pa­tients.

Cen­tre spokes­woman Karen Har­rold said the fitout of the for­mer video shop would be­gin af­ter Christ­mas, with a sched­uled move-in date of late-Fe­bru­ary. Ser­vices will be ex­panded to in­clude pathol­ogy, psy­chol­ogy and phys­io­ther­apy in ad­di­tion to gen­eral prac­tice.

With the ad­di­tional space avail­able, the plan is to cre­ate a three-bay treat­ment room and the­atre for mi­nor sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dures.

“At the mo­ment we’ll main­tain our four GPs but there will be room for ex­pan­sion,” Mrs Har­rold said.

“This is great news for our pa­tients be­cause it’s a lot closer to the train sta­tion and bus stop and there are also 30 park­ing spa­ces on site. Park­ing is min­i­mal where we are at the mo­ment.”

Sta­tion Rd Med­i­cal has been at its cur­rent lo­ca­tion on the cor­ner of Bris­bane and South Sta­tion Rd for more than 20 years.

Mrs Har­rold said the prac­tice has sim­ply out­grown its cur­rent lo­ca­tion and man­age­ment had been look­ing for a new site for some time.

The de­par­ture of Net­work Video ear­lier this year proved to be per­fect tim­ing.

— Karen Har­rold This is great news for our pa­tients be­cause it’s a lot closer to the train sta­tion.

PHOTO: DAVID NIELSEN

The site of the old Net­work Video store in Booval will soon be­come a med­i­cal cen­tre.

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